Tuskegee to pilot virtual reality STEM education through new NSF-funded grant (Tuskegee University)

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The National Science Foundation has awarded Tuskegee University a two-year, $250,000 grant for a pilot program to develop and implement a new virtual reality learning environment. The project — iVR to STAR — is a new learning tool that aims to improve undergraduate students’ engagement and enhance learning effectiveness through the use of virtual reality. The project — which involves …


Thursday — September 19, 2019 STEMdaily

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In today’s STEMdaily, Dr. Andre Perry from the Brookings Institute speaks to the importance of black teachers for The Hechinger Report, tech jobs takes 14 out of 25 spots on Glassdoor’s Highest Paying Jobs of 2019 report, Amazon Web Services plans expansion for its cloud curriculum, Education Dive explores how colleges are rolling out blockchain education programs, and Tuskegee University …


Sandy Hook Promise’s chilling back-to-school PSA hopes to prevent mass shootings (CNN)

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It begins with a smiling teen boy, opening his locker to retrieve the “perfect” backpack that his mom bought him. It ends with a young girl, in tears, texting a goodbye to her mother as a door opens and foot steps approach. The “Back to School Essentials” public service announcement, which debuted Wednesday morning, purports to show off the items every student …


Wednesday — September 18, 2019 STEMdaily

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In today’s STEMdaily, Refinery29 & Girls Who Code plan #MarchForSisterhood all-digital global march event for Day of the Girl on Oct. 11th, Sandy Hook Promise releases chilling back-to-school PSA on gun safety, Politico profiles the P-TECH apprenticeship and job placement program with IBM, and a new report from Burning Glass & Oracle Academy shows 9 out of 10 IT jobs …


Andre Perry: Black teachers matter, for students and communities (Hechinger Report)

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When it comes to teachers’ roles in shaping anti-racist communities, it’s better to show than to tell. Meaning, society is better off when students see diversity in the ranks of teachers rather than when they hear lessons about the importance of inclusion from a monolithic group of educators. Representation matters. The number of black teachers across the country has been declining over …


Searching for a Career Paying Top Dollar? These are the Highest Paying Jobs and Highest Paying Companies in 2019 (Glassdoor)

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When it comes to capturing a job seeker’s attention, we know that salary is one of the top factors a job seeker considers when deciding whether to apply for a particular job. Today, in a very tight job market,  job seekers around the U.S. sit in the driver’s seat for finding their next dream job and earning the salary they think …


Tuesday — September 17, 2019 STEMdaily

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In today’s STEMdaily, DiscoverE announces “Clean Water: Tap Into Tomorrow” as its theme for the 2020 Future City Competition, CME Group announces $1M in grants to help reduce computer science education deserts in Chicago Public Schools, NSTA and Corteva partner on lesson plans and teacher resources exploring food and agriculture, the Amazon Future Engineer program announces funding for computer science …


Refinery29 & Girls Who Code Invite You To #MarchForSisterhood (Refinery29)

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What’s stronger than a girl with something to fight for? A movement of girls. On October 11, Day of the Girl, Girls Who Code is expanding their #MarchForSisterhood to countless more people by launching the first-ever all-digital global march. The widespread event invites people wherever they are to share videos on their social media accounts of themselves marching for causes that matter …


P-Tech: How Vocational Education Got a 21st Century Reboot (Politico)

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Suriana Rodriguez is only 19, but she’s already lined up a full-time job at IBM. After her junior year in high school, she interned at the tech giant’s Poughkeepsie, N.Y., campus, 20 miles north of her hometown, for $17 an hour. For a year, Rodriguez has worked 40-hour weeks as an apprentice test technician, examining IBM mainframes to confirm they …


Amazon to fund robotics and computer science courses in more high schools (Amazon)

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A new partnership between Amazon and Metro Nashville Public Schools will bring computer science courses and robotics to 24 schools focused on students from underserved and underrepresented communities as part of the Amazon Future Engineer program. Amazon is providing 21 elementary, middle, and high schools with robotics programming, which includes funding to launch FIRST robotics programs along with teacher professional development, $10,000 to expand …


The Rising Demand for IT Skills in Non-Tech Industries (Burning Glass)

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Nine in 10 IT jobs are outside the traditional tech industry, according to new research by Oracle Academy and Burning Glass Technologies. Beyond Tech: The Rising Demand for IT Skills in Non-Tech Industries, is the third in a series of reports examining how the demand for computer science skills is spreading throughout the job market. Burning Glass Technologies analyzed its …


Future City Competition Announces Theme for 2019-20: Clean Water: Tap Into Tomorrow (DiscoverE)

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We turn on the faucet and clean water flows. Most of us don’t give it much thought. But for civil engineers, urban planners, developers, and other professionals, maintaining a reliable water supply takes expertise, planning and constant vigilance. A water-resilient city must be prepared to address a wide range of risks, including drought, flooding, population change, natural and manmade disasters …


CME Group Foundation Awards Nearly $1 Million in Grants to Reduce Computer Science Deserts (CME Group)

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CME Group Foundation will award more than $900,000 in new grants to Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and local nonprofits to support in-school and after-school computer science programs with the goal of reducing “computer science deserts” in Chicago. Grants are being allocated for summer and after-school programs for K-12 students in Chicago, based on the results of a first-ever study funded by the Foundation to identify neighborhoods in most need …


Introduce Students to STEM Careers with Learning Blade (Tennessee STEM Innovation Network)

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Start the school year right by exposing your students to high-demand STEM and Computer Science careers! TSIN is pleased to provide Learning Blade’s online STEM career awareness platform for all middle schools in the state. The platform contains 200+ hours of interactive STEM and Computer Science activities to show your students how these careers and technologies solve human-centered problems. Students can …


Tuesday — September 3, 2019 STEMdaily

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In today’s STEMdaily, Forbes profiles Justin Shaifer who will host WGBH’s Escape Lab, a new live science game show on Twitch, a teacher in Battle Creek, Michigan has incorporated partner portions on math exams to reflect collaboration in real-world STEM problem solving, a teacher in Cobb County Georgia shares how their school transitioned from STEM to STEAM, and Virginia Tech …


Justin Shaifer Is The Emerging STEM Personality We Need to Hear (Forbes)

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Justin Shaifer is not the average science guy we’ve come to expect on shows. There’s no pretense to detect and his delivery matches the youthful swag of generation who grew up when hip-hop went mainstream. His kid-friendly, science loving alter ego Mr. Fascinate, who makes science look cool, is more so the “science bro” than the science guy. He’s the science …


Friday — August 30, 2019 STEMdaily

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In today’s STEMdaily, CNET profiles Girls Who Code founder Reshma Saujani and her 2019 book Brave, Not Perfect, Clayton County Schools in Georgia nabs $1.2M Gates Foundation grant to transform math instruction, a $4.8M grant from NSF will help community college students transfer to the University of Arizona and major in STEM, applications open for APS and the Phoenix Suns’ STEM Teaching …


Girls Who Code is ready for world domination (CNET)

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When Reshma Saujani looks at the US Capitol from a building across the street, it reminds her of a story she cites often, about how she ran a primary bid for Congress in 2010 against a Democratic incumbent in New York City and lost. The Girls Who Code founder and CEO recounts the defeat in her 2019 book Brave, Not Perfect, in the …


Thursday — August 29, 2019 STEMdaily

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In today’s STEMdaily, College Board drops plans for an ‘Adversity Score’ for SAT test-takers, a federal law expands scholarships for veterans studying STEM, CU Boulder opens new Aerospace Engineering Sciences Building, Bentley University scores $1.4M NSF grant to combine STEM and Business learning, and Discovery Education and the Arconic Foundation to host the Manufacture Your Future Self Virtual Field Trip on …


Building a Bridge to STEM Degrees for Transfer Students (University of Arizona)

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A $4.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation will help create a stronger path for Pima Community College students who transfer to the University of Arizona to pursue bachelor’s degrees in STEM fields. Over five years, the grant will provide scholarships to 94 eligible students who are pursuing associate degrees at Pima Community College with the intention of transferring …